38 days in California Itinerary

38 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The adventure continues: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take a stroll through SoMa, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

Vienna, Austria to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Vienna in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

5
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mumm Napa and Oakville Grocery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg sightseeing tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Healdsburg are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4
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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Shop till you drop at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. Relax by the water at Meeks Bay Beach and Kiva Beach. Step out of South Lake Tahoe with an excursion to West End Beach in Truckee--about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Getting from Healdsburg to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip tool.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
McGurk Meadow ©
McGurk Meadow
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. You'll get in some beach time at Asilomar State Beach and Carmel River State Beach. Head to The Cheese Shop and Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Marketfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Carmel to Moss Landing to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Centerfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in July: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For shopping fun, head to Montana Avenue or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Relax by the water at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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